Daily Archives: September 28, 2020

Movie Review: A repression allegory from Turkey, “The Antenna (Bina)”

In the alternate version of Turkey in “The Antenna (Bina),” a nationwide satellite network scheme promises to united the country and establish “the idea order,” “a single body.” Only the guy installing the satellite dish at a random apartment complex … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Miss this Appalachian thriller and there’ll be “The Devil to Pay”

“The Devil to Pay” is “Winter’s Bone” with Appalachian folkways and an Appalachian twang, a razor’s edge thriller about old feuds and older traditions, a world unto itself and quite different from the one “down the mountain.” Veteran bit player … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Another exotic vacation that might be the “Death of Me”

Maggie Q makes a pretty good surrogate for the audience in the horror tale “Death of Me.” As Christina, a tourist trapped by on an Thai island about to take a typhoon hit, struggling to get around the not-wholly-hidden agenda … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Yellow Rose,” the immigrant experience and country music dreams

This looks lovely, but when I saw the trailer in a theater it reminded me of a “King of the Hill” episode. A lot. Mike Judge always gets there first. Oct. 9.

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Movie Preview: Is “OVER THE MOON” Netflix’s Best Animated feature Oscar contender?

Glen Keane, from Disney Animation’s Second Golden Age, directed, and Pearl Studios, aka “Oriental Dreamworks” (“Kung Fu Panda”) did this, which looks several cuts above the usual mixed bag of Netflix animated films. Coming shortly to Netflix, and to the … Continue reading

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Series Preview: Chess, madness and sex appeal — “The Queen’s Gambit”

A Cold War period piece starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Bill Camp. Looks delicious. Read my review of “The Queen’s Gambit” here.

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